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McGahee and Rice have identical rushing stats over the past two weeks: 36 carries, 229 yards. McGahee has 4 TDs to Rice's two.

 

Look for McGahee, the second link in Baltimore's three-headed monster, to be a key factor in Saturday's playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts (14-2). In a matchup of contrasting styles, the Ravens’ running game will be significant in controlling the pace and keeping the Colts' high-powered offense off the field.

 

Last week Rice, McGahee and fullback Le'Ron McClain pounded the New England Patriots into submission during Baltimore's 33-14 wild-card victory. The Ravens (10-7) ran the football a season-high 52 times for 234 yards and four combined rushing touchdowns, forcing the Patriots to play from behind the entire game

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I would think that given the athletic, but smallish, D of the Colts we would pound them by running right at them. Only going up top when when they overcommit to stopping the run with play action. No rocket science here, just using your size and strength advantage to beat a smaller opponent into submission. The only way they stop us is if we stop ourselves via penalties and/or turnovers.

 

On D, keep it in front of you. When their receivers make a catch, and they will, make them pay in pain. Get in their heads so that they equate catching the ball with getting their bell rung. Pressuring Manning goes without saying. The question will be can we do it with our front four? Make Manning move out of the pocket and he's not the same QB. If we have to blitz, we'd better get there or it will be 6 points.

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I would think that given the athletic, but smallish, D of the Colts we would pound them by running right at them. Only going up top when when they overcommit to stopping the run with play action. No rocket science here, just using your size and strength advantage to beat a smaller opponent into submission. The only way they stop us is if we stop ourselves via penalties and/or turnovers.

 

On D, keep it in front of you. When their receivers make a catch, and they will, make them pay in pain. Get in their heads so that they equate catching the ball with getting their bell rung. Pressuring Manning goes without saying. The question will be can we do it with our front four? Make Manning move out of the pocket and he's not the same QB. If we have to blitz, we'd better get there or it will be 6 points.

 

Great plan, Been. Now to execute.

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